A Delaware County woman was arrested on Wednesday for a hit and run accident that cost a teen boy his leg. Police say 25-year-old Adrienne McCrea struck the teen victim last April, fled the scene and then tried to hide the evidence with the help of her boyfriend.
On April 21, around 10:50 p.m., 18-year-old Christopher Brooks of Woodlyn, was riding his bike on West Chester Pike in Ridley Park. As he was riding, he was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck travelling west on Chester Pike. The vehicle then fled the scene of the crash.
Brooks, a student at Ridley High School, was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and treated for several traumatic injuries. Ultimately, doctors had to amputate his right leg below the knee due to the injuries he suffered. He continues to recover from the crash.
After receiving several tips, police identified McCrea as the hit-and-run driver though she initially denied the allegations, according to investigators. Through further investigation, police say they determined that McCrea left Dolan’s Bar in Ridley Park after drinking alcohol on the night of April 21. She then got into her pickup truck when she struck Brooks, according to investigators.
After allegedly fleeing the scene, police say she drove her vehicle to her father’s home in Norwood, Pa. Police say she then contacted her boyfriend, 31-year-old Ty Winsheimer. The couple allegedly took the truck to a storage facility in New Jersey where it was altered and spray-painted. Police say the vehicle was then taken to a junkyard in Virginia where it was disposed of.
According to police, investigators found the missing part of a bug deflector inside the truck that was part of the deflector found at the scene of the hit-and-run, which ultimately led to McCrea’s arrest.
Both McCrea and Winsheimer were taken into custody on Wednesday. They were transported to a Ridley Park judge where they were arraigned. McCrea is charged with fleeing the scene of the accident and making false reports to police. She is also, along with her boyfriend, charged with conspiracy and tampering with evidence.